FC Midtjylland may be just a single game away from claiming the Danish Superliga title for a second time but Rafael van der Vaart’s spell at the MCH Arena has not quite gone according to plan as the 35-year-old nears the end of his two-year deal at the club.
The former Netherlands international joined Midtjylland from Betis in 2016 but spent most of his first season on the bench and during 2017-18 has managed just six minutes for the senior side and six appearances for the reserves.
Van der Vaart: "It hasn't worked out as I expected"
Speaking to local newspaper Herning Folkeblad, the midfielder expressed his disappointment with how his move Denmark has panned out. “When you have a player like me, you have to think to yourself: ‘We have Rafa here and we know what he is capable of, we should build a team around him.’ That is what I expected, but it hasn’t worked out that way.”